Laura at Laura Purdie Salas is hosting Poetry Friday today and sharing more of the Poetry Princess Challenge. It was to find a poem from the Poetry Friday Community and write a response using the Tanka form. Curious about tanka? Read this post by Kelly.
I went to the blogs and landed at Mary Lee's Poetrepository. She wrote a sonnet (and for AJ no less) about Summer's End. It is a cornucopia of juicy and rich words.
Meanwhile, I spied my last remaining Summer Poetry Swap. Guess who it was from? Mary Lee and I knew that this was a serendipitous moment.
I have been thinking today about the fact that I don't really have a favorite season. There is great anticipation for the arrival of the new season and all it has to hold. Toward the end, the anticipation of the season builds.
.Using a couple of the cards Mary Lee sent me I responded to "Summer's End" with a
Dodoitsu (7-7-7-5), part of the summer swap and a tanka. I pulled some of her words from the sonnet.
scarlett maple leaves quiver
apples finish crisp on trees
roads that are unexpected
fall’s many textures
©jone rush macculloch. 2021
wake before sunrise
cool air hushes summer heat
lingering too long.
harvest moon and Orion
set in the west. autumn arrives
©jone rush macculloch. 2021
The fabulous Tricia at The Miss Rumphius Effect is hosting the Poetry Friday community today.
Renee La Tulippe has an explanation for Poetry Friday on her blog, No Water River.
Do you ever have days or weeks where you have a lot of questions? It's been that way for me this week. This morning (Thursday morning) I stepped outside and saw the clouds. And as I took the photo, the crow appeared. A gentle reminder to breathe and slow down.
I will miss next week. My college pals and I are heading to Palm Springs to celebrate a Golden Anniversary: 51 years of friendship.
This week Heidi at my juicy little universe is hosting Poetry Friday. If you want to learn about ghazals this is the place.
I just returned earlier this week from a road trip to Souther California to see family. Today, I rearranged and organized several things before I realized it was Poetry Friday.
This summer I created this found poem and art from an article about Georgia O'Keefe. Since school has begun in many places, it might be a good time share lessons from Georgia O'Keefe.
Lessons from Georgia O’Keefe
observe the world
Watching the light
out the window
The full pale moon
Lavender sky, purple hills
the feeling of space
rise with the sun
take an early walk
Don’t sweat mistakes
something will come
Stay with it
Carve your own path
©jone rush macculloch, 2021
Elisabeth at Unexpected Intersections
is hosting Poetry Friday today. It's going to be a fun party as she and others celebrate Jane Yolen's 400th book, Bear Outside. Poets in the community are writing after the style of Yolen's eight line, rhyming poem, “What the Bear Knows”.
Join the party, the topic is What the ____ Knows.
Last week I shared my Poetry Swap from Janet ClareFagel . This week, Janet is my guest blogger. And it's an honor to share her Summer Swap treasures from Margaret Simon and myself.
Summer Poem Swap
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